My Dear Brother’s Ragged Six String

One of the most exciting moments of any Avett Brothers show for me is the anticipation of what they will play for the interlude after the line my dear brother’s ragged six string. If Pretty Girl from Annapolis appears on the setlist it’s the number one question I get. What did they play for the interlude? It doesn’t get played as often these day. Usually only a couple time a year but below is a list of the known interludes that have been played. Pretty Girl from Annapolis is the  4th song in pretty girl series, it appears on the album A Carolina Jubilee and live versions appear on Live, Vol. 2 and Merlefest 2006 Cd/Download.

 

Interludes 

Dreaming My Dream (Cranberries) 7-9-17

When Doves Cry (Prince): 4-21-16

Single Girl Married Girl: 10-6-16, 10-7-16

This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie): 11-4-16, 11-5-16

Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead): 7-12-15

Some Where Over the Rainbow: 10-31-14

Can I Sleep in Your Arms (Jeannie Seely): 3-20-14

Catch the Wind (Donovan): 10-17-13

Loretta (Townes Van Zandt): 5-17-13

Windfall (Son Volt): 7-7-12

Good Feeling (Violent Femmes): 7/2/10

This Time Darlin (Social Distorton): 9-17-05,11-10-05, 2-10-06, 5-16-08, 11-1-08

Freight Train (Elizabeth Cotton) : 12-19-04, 1/29/05, 8-19-05, 1-29-05, 4-27-06, 6/7/06, 6-15-06, 10-7-06, 6-7-07,  6/21/07 , 7-22-07, 7-31-07, 1-20-05, 1-20-07, 1-25-07, 4-14-07, 5-17-09, 6-19-09, 6-21-09, 4-27-10

Vera (Pink Floyd): 10-12-07, 11-19-07, 11-20-07, 12-7-07, 11-7-08, 11-15-08, 11-22-08, 12-27-08, 9/29/09

Sistina (Danzig): 8-6-06

What Will I Do? 5/16/07

November Rain (Guns & Roses) 9-14-06 , 3/5/15

Is this Love: 8-21-20

Somedays (Regina Spektor): 3-25-11

Just Like a Woman (Dylan): 10-16-10

For Today: 10-5-09, 12-31-10,

You Send Me (Sam Cooke): 10-3-08, 8-29-09

Bring it on Home to Me (Sam Cooke): 9-1-09

Fish and Bird (Tom Waits): 8-25-11

Mary (Langhorne Slim): 12-31-07, 9-29-09

Little Black Train: 4-25-09

Everyday (Buddy Holly): 10-12-11

Fish and Bird (Tom Waits) – 8/25/11

Talkin Blues: 8-4-09

Lookin’ for My Woman (Blind Boy Fuller) – 4-29-06

Avett Bros Songs used as Interludes 

Tales of Coming News: 9-30-05, 4-16-09, 6-4-16, 6-10-16

Famous Flower of Manhattan : 8-24-06, 10-26-06, 9-9-06, 11/16/06, 4/15/07, 8-6-07, 4-15-07, 9-19-07

The Weight of Lies: 1-26-07, 2-9-07, 3-23-07 5-11-07, 3-31-07, 9-7-07, 10-19-07

Living of Love (this was before the song was finished or had a name): 6-29-06

 

There has also been times where they have played several songs before returning to the ending of Pretty girl from Annapolis 

Matrimony & Four Thieves Gone: 3-3-06

Please Pardon Yourself, Distraction #74, The Lowering then back to PGFA 3-16-06

1-15-06 they opened set with PGFA then after ragged six string played rest of set then ended with PGFA

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